Home renovations for beginners

When Andrew and I purchased our first single family home, we did not realize how much work needed to be done until we moved in.  Although our  house was not a “fixer- upper” it definitely needed a major face lift.

As an avid HGTV viewer, I thought fixing up a home was as simple as hiring a contractor and all your dreams would come true… well that was not the case.  We spent the most time trying to figure out who to hire, the order of what professionals needed to come first, and who to choose. There are so many choices out there from architects, interior designers, kitchen designers, engineers, contractors, and full service firms, that it can be super overwhelming. After  talking to about 10-15 people from the list above and  going through the process of finally selecting a contractor, these are some of my lessons learned and helpful tips for your next renovation.
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